ד"ר לירן רזינסקי
ספרות צרפתית וכללית (המאה ה- 20), פסיכואנליזה, תיאוריה ומחשבה צרפתית, תיאוריה ביקורתית.
French and Comparative Literature (20th century), Psychoanalysis, French Thought, Critical Theory.
My current main research project, “Fantasies of Self-Representation: From Classic Autobiography to the Digital Age,” focuses on the stakes involved with representing oneself, both in autobiography and in more everyday self representation. In this context I am interested in autobiographical authors such as Michel Leiris but also in non literary endeavors at self representation, such as contemporary technological attempts of creating a digital archive of one’s memories.
I have written about death, mostly within the context of a critique of the psychoanalytic approach to death and death anxiety (Freud, Psychoanalysis and Death, Cambridge University Press, 2013).
I have written on Holocaust literature, both a series of papers and a co-edited volume on Jonathan Littell’s The Kindly Ones (Les Bienveillantes, נוטות החסד) and texts on Jorge Semprun, on whom I have also edited a Special issue of Yale French Studies (2016).
I have written on Elias Khoury (Yalo, Bab al-Shams) and papers on Albert Cohen, Maupassant, Bataille and others. Some other authors I am interested in are Leiris, Duras and Perec.
I am interested in Freud as an author (and have published some papers on his texts).
I am also interested in the critical ethos of the humanities.